William Mierse has writes on Roman architecture and sculpture, Phoenician architecture, Greek pottery, and Mycenaean jewelry. His scholarship appears in American and European journals. He authored two books: Temples and Town in Roman Iberia ( Berkeley 1999) and Ocho Ensayos Interpretivos sobre el Arte Romano (S‰o Paulo 2000). He co-authored, Sardis, from Prehistoric to Roman Times ( Cambridge 1983). At present he is completing a manuscript on Early Iron Age temples of the ancient Levant.
He teaches courses on the art and architecture of ancient Near East and Egypt (ArtH 146), of Greece (ArtH 148), and of Rome (ArtH 149). He also offers courses on Early Christian, Byzantine and Early Medieval art and architecture (ArtH 155), Pre-Columbian art (ArtH 188), and ancient art of Central Asia (ArtH 196). He has developed a TAP course on architecture entitled “Why Build That?” (ArtH 96).
Professor Mierse has a secondary appointment in the Classics Department